hello! today i have a very exciting post for you all. i am not sure wether or not you know i make. you wear it. if you don’t, your lucky because you are about see the most wonderful thing EVER. her name is Rachel and she makes dresses + other pieces of clothing out of just about anything, and today i will be interviewing her…
what is your very favourite type of dress to make?
I love making ruffled dresses the most! My ruffled dresses always look like little cakes – and I love that!
where do you continue to find inspiration from?
My favourite places to look for inspiration are at $2 shops. I love re-imagining things I find at these places (like glittery foam or bright pink hawaiian skirts) into intricate creations – ones that no one may guess had their origin at a bargain store. Each time I wander into one of these shops I find thatmy imagination is set off…it’s almost like a challenge. I generally love the whole process of transforming the mundane into the wonderful.
who are your favourite designers?
Rodarte, Chloe, and Romance Was Born would have to be my all time favourites.
is it ever hard to come up with an idea for making a dress?
I find that it’s only ever hard if I try to force an idea or make something that I’m not 100% into. Coming up with an idea is easiest when the thought of making it gets me so excited that I can’t rest until I’ve finished bringing the design to life.
whats the weirdest thing you have made a dress out of?
I once made a dress out of paper towel…the was pretty weird – but very absorbent!
when you where a kid, did you think this is what you wanted to do?
Oh gosh, I wanted to do/be so many things when I was a kid. I wanted to sing in musicals, write books, be editor in chief of Double Helix Magazine (go figure!). Clothing always interested me, but it wasn’t until my early twenties that I realised this was definitely something I wanted to pursue full time.
who has been your most exciting customer?
Definitely Patience from The Grates. Not only is she one of my favourite musicians, but she is also SO fearless when it comes to dressing. This makes developing her a costume or an outfit such fun.
who would you most like to make something for?
I would love to make something for Tavi Gevinson. That would definitely be the ultimate!
thankyou SO much Rachel for letting me interview you, all of her work is just so amazingly wonderful and unique, i love love love it all!